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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,26TH OCT 2020-Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua was on Monday grilled at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi over alleged embezzlement of Ksh. 12.5billion public funds.
This comes a day after it was revealed that his bank accounts had been frozen as detectives sought to know the source of the funds that passed through his accounts.
Rigathi is suspected to have used proxies to fraudulently secure tenders using 22 companies with him as the sole beneficiary.
During investigations, detectives visited five counties, government parastatals and the Mathira Constituency Development Fund.
It is suspected that he fraudulently won tenders from them.
An investigation file shows that two hairdressers and a former mobile money transfer agent were awarded multimillion-shilling tenders.
The tenders were for the National Government and Mathira Constituency CDF.
However, Gachagua claims the deals were not fraudulent.